Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Chuks Otuya is one of Africa's fast-rising innovation, lifestyle, and tech journalist. His passion to tell the revolutionary story of digital invasion of all aspects of life, particularly in Africa, has blended well with his inquisitive and insightful perspectives towards unearthing the issues clogging the continent's digital space. Chuks has built a forte around interviewing top stakeholders in the digital ecosystem; reporting on major ICT issues, and events like CES, CABSAT, Mobile World Congress, RSA Conference, GITEX, ITU Telecomm World, etc; while providing insightful analysis to a number of media platforms in Africa. Microsoft, Nokia, GSMA, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and more; have in recent times been his guest on interview sessions. He consults, writes and corresponds for a variety of media outlets some include: Digivation Network on AIT, Cyber Africa, Nigeria Packaging Journal, E-Terra Technologies, across radio, TV, and online platforms. He is also the Founder, CEO of Digital360 TV - a platform dedicated to helping Africans make sense of the 4th Industrial Revolution, as it affects the continent's social, economic, and political space. Chuks gives expression to factual Afrocentric messages aimed at correcting the imbalances in global information flow, and making Africa an active participant in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). Chuks is well travelled within West and Central Africa, details of which are chronicled in his coming book; "In the eyes of an Africanist: Random Notes of the Journeyings of Chuks F. Otuya". When he's not busy on journalistic assignments, creative thinking, or research work, Chuks invests his time heavily on reading, networking, and watching documentaries. He is an alumnus of the University of Benin where he studied Mass Communication.
One of Africa's biggest Tech event, Techpoint Build 2019, held in Lagos on 26th of January 2019. Tech is the Future; the future is tech. Follow the thrill as reported by Chuks Otuya
Chuks Otuya catches up with cool folks- young and old, at Social Media Week Lagos 2019. Interesting insights at SMW Lagos, where it's all about social media and the internet.
The digital economy develops on the heels of competent skills and capacities. As these skills become more and more pervasive, the necessity of professionalism becomes crucial. Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) is calling on all actors in this digital era to identify with the council as stipulated by law. The council meets from 26th-27th June 2019 in Abuja for its annual IT Professionals Assembly, where the Minister of Education would lead the engagements on key issues. Enjoy this thrill as reported by Chuks Otuya
Moving from one place to the other in Africa's largest mega-city Lagos, is causing headaches for residents. With most of the jobs located at the Island and the residential areas mostly on the Mainland, rush hour means constant traffic jams, with some residents spending as much as over 4 hours to get to their destination. In this report, Chuks Otuya, tracks the problem, finds a proposed solution and gives thoughts on the intended outcome.
In this report, I spotlight the meeting of Cyber Security Experts in Nigeria, as they try to overcome data privacy challenges in Nigeria. Enjoy the report...
This is a special report on how Madagascar's Ahmad Ahmad ended Issa Hayatou's 29-year leadership of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). A vital moment in the development of African football.
Digital and innovation is providing a source of income for many Nigerians from an unlikely means- sports betting. Find out more on the story as reported by Chuks Otuya
Lagos Nigeria, With over 20 million people, it is not just the one most populous city in the world, it is also the largest megacity in Africa. But is the infrastructure of the city meeting the large population? What is Lagos sorely lacking in order to be a true city of the future. Find out more from this report.
In 2017, I reported on how the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) intercepted Elephant tusks during cargo screening at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. They were worth over 400 million Naira.
Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos is densely populated. Not just with people, but also with cars and pedestrians. In this report, I examine the subtle and obvious benefits of Traffic Lights in Nigeria.
Chuks Otuya reports on the Nigerian 2019 general election. He tracks the tech process in the 2019 general elections. Fair enough, but doubts remain about the credibility of the current election procedure and results.
Lagos, Nigeria. Olamide Odeneye campaigns for the safety of children online; and CECAD rally stakeholders towards child online safety and internet security. As reported by Chuks Otuya.
Nokia, the name that represents kingship in the Nigerian mobile phone ecosystem, is today in a battle to claim it's lost leadership. In this report by Chuks Otuya, you'll hear from the Nigerian leadership of Nokia, on the success of a re-entry, from users and sellers, on what they call a long bridge to cross for Nokia
As the world continues to grapple with the ever-growing menace of eWaste, Chuks Otuya tours a world-class eWaste facility in the commercial hub of Lagos, Nigeria. It's a sharp departure from the norm as reported by many western media, according to Manager Ifeanyi Ochonogor. He also shares secrets about the menace of eWaste in Africa, and data protection. Enjoy the report.
We're testing the pulse of businesses around the Nigeria, and I had a chat with the President of one of the most influential trade organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the leading private sector group in Nigeria, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). Mr Babatunde Paul Ruwase FCA, is a man who exemplifies the determined character of the LCCI through its 131 year history of advocacy. Not just because he leads the foremost private sector group in Nigeria with over 2,000 corporate members. Not just because he heads a body which accounts for an about 60% of industrial output, 65% of general commerce and 75% financial services in the country. But most importantly because he is saddled with the responsibility of driving the chamber’s objective of promoting, supporting or opposing legislative or other measures affecting trade, industry, and commerce in Nigeria. From the so-called ERGP, to Apapa gridlock, to an expose on the Nigeria Customs Service, etc; - it’s a must see…
It's 3rd February 2017, I had a chat with 15 year old programmer Osine Ikhianosime. We chatted about his work, vision, and drive; all in spite of the economic recession in Nigeria at the time. It aired on Digivation Network on AIT on Saturday the 11th of February 2017.
The 2019 elections have come and gone. And President Buhari and his party now have their second chance which they tag next level. A rather frightening catchphrase if you've lived in Nigeria through the last four years. But again, Nigeria's leadership is in the murky waters of keeping the campaign promises, tossing and turning in the mud of policy formulation an implementation, while the usual hustling and lobbying for political appointments may take the better part of 2019. But that's a story for another day. In this piece, I revisit the thoughts of one of the global faces of business journalism, when he was in Nigeria in 2017. The candid replies he gave about the country and her tech ecosystem is not just striking, but for the most part is still relevant today as it was two years ago.
I reported how Ericsson launched a new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based managed services offering, for communications service providers – the Ericsson Operations Engine. The company spoke on how the service would accelerate their operations and enhance solution-provision.
I can report that Nigerian stakeholders have been challenged on the establishment of paper mills in the country in order to meet the growing demand for quality papers in the economy, and curb the economic losses the nation is incurring by patronizing foreign printers. The Chairman Printing, Publishing, and Branding Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Princess Layo Okeowo gave the charge on the occasion of her inauguration into office.
The Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA), the trade body that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide is calling on investors to take advantage of the huge opportunity in closing the mobile gender gap in Nigeria, and Africa in general. Against the background of the constructive talks held at GSMA Women4Tech Programme at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Digivation’s Chuks Otuya raises a number of issues with Claire Sibthorpe, Head Connected Women and Connected Society at GSMA.